Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool

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Find out about the longest and arguably one of the most important campaigns of World War II at Merseyside Maritime Museum, occupying warehouse block D at the Albert Dock. The city’s seafaring heritage is brought to life at this museum, which was designed to narrate the history of Liverpool’s ongoing international maritime importance. Discover the city’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, emigration, the development of the merchant marine, and the story of RMS Titanic. The museum’s exhibit marking the centenary of the Titanic's sinking includes numerous personal items recovered from the wreck, such as watches, cups, spectacles, and tiepins. The site also includes award-winning dining rooms, along with a gift shop, cafe, and lecture theater. To visit Merseyside Maritime Museum on your trip to Liverpool, use our Liverpool trip builder site .
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  • We were shocked to see it was free entry but would have paid as the information and displays were outstanding. you could spend hours there reading and learning lost of interesting facts and informatio...  more »
  • Very extensive range of exhibits, well staged and thoughtfully laid out. Could stay in here for hours.  more »
  • Was suprised how much i enjoyed this especially the films that are shown, i love the titanic so this was really up my street.  more »
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  • Fantastic place for everyone. My kids really enjoyed all exhibition, especially about WWII and Slavery. Would recommend!
  • Great museum and free. Loved the customs and excise section which had loads of displays of things like ingenious ways people had smuggled stuff into the country. We were tempted in by the Titanic display and that was really interesting as we hadn't realised the Liverpool connection.
  • This museum has multiple sub-exhibitions, so you can choose easily where you want to focus your efforts on. There are many varied subjects from the Titanic to smuggling and slavery. You will not be disappointed.
  • I spent a great time learning about ships and history despite I was not very interested in that matter. I recommend to visit that museum to any person.
  • Nice maritime museum, Lusitania info was really interesting as was most of the rest of the museum, but what the heck was that LGBT cruise area all about? The displays take one from wartime navies to cruises in the early 1900's in the White Star and Cunard Lines, then to LGBT cruises? Makes no sense whatsoever. Would give it 5 stars otherwise.

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